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PS Portions – October 4 Anniversary Edition


Happy 150th Anniversary LTSP

October 4, 2014 marks the 150th Anniversary of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. On this date 150 years ago, the first professors of the new seminary were formally installed in a ceremony at St. John’s Church on Race Street, Philadelphia. In this special issue of PS Portions, we look back and look forward, and introduce the Commemorative Issue of PS, the magazine of Philadelphia Seminary. Thanks be to God!

From the President: Moving Forward in Faith

DavidLose-crop3-webA little later this month, we’ll have an opportunity as a community to give God thanks for the 150-year history and legacy of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) with a special Liturgy of Thanksgiving at the original site of the seminary and at a Gala Banquet that evening in downtown Philadelphia. We will have a chance to recall and recognize some of the important contributions the seminary has made over this century-and-a-half as it has faithfully educated more than 5,000 public leaders for a public church. I can’t wait, as I’m sure it will be a wonderful night, and I hope you are planning to attend also.

In this issue, we hear from Student Body President Justin Lingenfelter and his thoughts on the school, on its 150th anniversary and moving forward. We invite you to join me in conversation on the future of the church – and what kind of seminary we need to be. And we give you the Commemorative Issue of PS Magazine – Looking Forward in Faith. Read more from President Lose…

PS Magazine Commemortive Issue coverThe Commemorative Issue of PS Magazine

Marking the founding of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia on October 4, 1864, we look back at what the seminary has been, where we are today, and look ahead as we move forward in faith.

This special edition can be viewed now on the Web, and a print version will be given to each attendee at the 150th Anniversary Gala Banquet on October 16. A limited number of print copies will be available for purchase following the Banquet. Read the Commemorative Issue of PS Magazine…

Student Body President Justin LingenfelterStudent Body President ‘excited’ about 150th gala and ‘moving forward in faith’

Student Body President Justin Lingenfelter, an LTSP middler, exudes energy and enthusiasm when he looks forward to being part of the 150th anniversary celebration October 16.

He says he is excited “not only to celebrate where we have been and where we are now but also to be looking ahead toward what is next. I think the celebration is setting just the right tone by moving forward. That is part of our legacy and that is very cool.”

Read more of Justin’s thoughts on the seminary, today and is we move forward in faith, and watch an extended interview…

LTSP President David LoseMoving Forward in Faith: Conversations with the President – You are Invited!

LTSP invites you to engage in conversation with President David Lose about the future of the church – and what kind of seminary we need to help us move into God’s preferred future for us. Conversations will be held between October 23 and January 8 at locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and New England.

Learn more about the conversation sessions, including dates and locations, and register online…

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